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Supporters AGM report

Greensnet Editor
Wed 16 Jul 2003, 14:15

Around 40 supporters attended an upbeat Supporters Association AGM last night. The Association had a much better year financially and was able to donate £8,000 to the football club. Thanks were given to all those who have supported the Association either through the shop or snack bar or by helping out on matchdays. As always more help would be gratefully received on matchdays, and if anyone feels able to help please speak to any member of the committee.

The meeting agreed to increase membership fees to £3 for adults and £2 for under 16's. The junior members will now be part of a junior supporters club which is being run by Dave Garner and will include plenty of extras including birthday cards, pens, and a prize for the junior supporter who attends the most games this season.

The existing committee was voted back into their posts, and consists of Mike Hogan (chairman), Tony Wood (vice-chairman), Sandra Wood (secretary), Geraldine Clarke (membership secretary), Derek Furmedge (treasurer), Ted Peck, Bernie Lawrence, Stuart Liverdsidge, John Rice, Dave Garner and Paul Hutton.

There was nothing new to report regarding the move to Copthall and discussions are continuing with the various parties involved. However, the general feeling amongst those present was that the move would be a good thing for the future of the club.

Dave Anderson spoke about the playing side of the club and said he was delighted to secure the signatures of Dave King and Andy Cook. He thanked David Hook and Gary McCann for their services to the club, as well as Kieran Gallagher and Lee Harvey who were released earlier in the summer. Kieran has signed for Windsor & Eton, while Lee has returned to Boreham Wood.

Michael Woolner has decided to take a break from playing football for a year or two for personal reasons. Dave has spoken at length with Michael and has told him that the door will always be open should he want to return. We are also unlikely to see very much of Paul Yates as his work commitments now mean that he has to work on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. However, Paul will be registering for the club so that we can call upon his services if we have injury problems or wish to rest a few players. Again, should Paul's commitments change Dave would be delighted to welcome him back to the club to be part of the squad.

Dave said that his realistic aim for the new season is to finish in the top six and hopefully pick up some silverware in one or two of the cup competitions. He is looking for another two or three new faces and said that we would probably see a number of trialists in the forthcoming friendly games and the aim is to have a first team squad of 18-20 when the league campaign starts.